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Haftar’s Dramatic Gains in Libya: Tripoli Invasion Imminent?

April 2, 2019

Episode Notes:

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, operating under Libya's eastern-based government, has pulled his Libyan National Army (LNA) forces back from the south towards western Libya, in a move widely interpreted as staging plans for an assault on Tripoli. How likely is it?

Jalel Harchaoui, Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute and expert on Libya, joins the Warcast to discuss the situation. (~13 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:51 ] Details of Haftar and the LNA coalition
[ 3:44 ] Prospect of reconciliation between LNA and the Tripoli government
[ 5:43 ] Why invasion of Tripoli is more likely now
[ 8:52 ] Haftar's best options

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